Solution to trash issues at the Canal

Published 10:49 am Saturday, July 14, 2018

In Northampton, Massachusetts, public trash receptacles are emptied through a contract with a commercial trash collector called, “Pedal People.”

They also have about 700 residential customers. They use eco-friendly bicycle trailers for the hauling. Their business model could be scaled down and/or adapted to Middlesboro and might be a creative response to the Canal trash issues.

The co-owner is from Bell County, went to Middlesboro High School, and would be glad to share ideas with Middlesboro Main Street and other interested parties. Find them at

Jim Woodring